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7 Unexpected Reasons You May be Experiencing Back Pain – Part 2

In part one of our series regarding back pain, we provided valuable information as to what produces the condition. Now, we have more of the surprising reasons as to why you may be suffering back pain. At Total Pain Care, we want to shed some light on this big mystery to help you and your […]

7 Unexpected Reasons You May be Experiencing Back Pain – Part 1

We all know what our bodies can handle. Most of the time, we can figure out the cause behind different types of discomforts, such as back pain. Maybe it happened when you twisted the wrong way as you picked up your child, or perhaps after that highly contested flag football game. However, some causes behind […]

March Into Madness: Dealing with Basketball Injuries

With brackets filled out (and probably busted) and spring finally in the air, March Madness is officially in full swing. As the action progresses and excitement rattles on, you may get the itch to hit the court as well. Unfortunately, with every screen set and cut to the basket, the chance of injury increases, especially […]

The 5 Most Common Running Injuries

Running is one of the most effective ways for you and your loved ones to stay fit and healthy. Maintaining a six-mile per hour pace can potentially burn 557 calories in just one hour. However, for all of its benefits, running can often come with its fair share of injuries with the potential to sideline […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Putting Your Wrist on Close Watch

How often are your nights disturbed by a tingling sensation in your arms, hands or fingers? Maybe you’ve also noticed weakness in your hands when trying to grip even the lightest objects? If so, you may be experiencing the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome. This arm and hand condition can be caused by the pinching […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Have you been experiencing a chronic, burning pain in an area on your body? Is it usually followed by a discoloration of the skin, inflammation or extreme sensitivity around the area? If so, these may be signs of an increasingly frequent disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS may be a result of an […]

Pain at Your Heels: The Woes of Plantar Fasciitis

Your feet are an integral part of your everyday life. Whether you’re running the day’s errands or hitting the treadmill to stay fit, you count on your feet to pull through for your own good. For this and countless other reasons, you value your feet and worry when pain or discomfort begins to take a […]

Are Pinched Nerves Getting on Your Nerves?

Everybody’s experienced it. You’re wide-awake and ready to get on with your day, but there’s just one problem: your leg’s asleep. As the world moves past you, you stay put, having to sit there and wait for your leg to finally get the message that it’s time to roll. Fortunately, in most cases, the message […]

Sprain or Strain: A Guide to Recognizing Your Pain (Part 2)

In early February, we offered vital information about sprains, their common causes and symptoms in an effort to help you differentiate them from strains. Now, Total Pain Care wants to keep the knowledge flowing with the most complete information about strains. It’s our duty to provide you with the most effective pain-management techniques possible. Properly […]

Sprain or Strain: A Guide to Recognizing Your Pain (Part 1)

Pain in any body part can cause worry, but an even bigger headache can stem out of not knowing what caused it. Is your pain a result of a ligament sprain or a muscle strain, and more importantly, what are the differences? The best way to get the most out of your treatment is to […]

  1. Ronald Amaya, PA-C is a Physician Assistant. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and received his physician assistant degree in NYC. He has 18 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery and over 8 years in pain management. Dr. Amaya is NCCPA board-certified in medicine and surgery.

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  2. Paulette Scott, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Scott is also the pain management representative at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Boston. She fulfilled her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed her fellowship in pain management at Harvard Square Clinic. Dr. Scott is board-certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management.

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  3. Andrew D. Bunn, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Bunn also serves as the co-director of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, as well as the Program Director for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Newborn Services | MassGeneral Hospital for Children. After earning his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, he completed his anesthesia residency at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he also completed his fellowship in pain management. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management.

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  4. David D. Ford, MD is the Director of Pain Management. Dr. Ford earned a medical degree and completed his residencies in both surgery and anesthesiology. He joined the staff of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Watertown in 1990. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Ford specializes in painful disorders of the spine and sports-related injuries. He has initiated the use of advanced interventional techniques for the successful treatment of these and other conditions.

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